NEW YORK — The American Council of Engineering Companies of New York has announced the winners of the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards. In total, 130 projects will be honored at the 52nd Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, which will take place at the Hilton Midtown in New York City on April 13, 2019. This event is co-sponsored by the ACEC New York Scholarship Fund, and in conjunction with the Gala, our scholarship program will award more than $50,000 to NYS engineering students.

Goldman Copeland’s entry into ACEC’s annual competition, the Penn South Central Plant Infrastructure Upgrade, won a 2019 ACEC New York Platinum Award in the category of Category K: Energy. Award winners will be recognized at a black tie gala on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in the ballroom of the Hilton Midtown in New York City.

The Engineering Excellence Awards are presented to projects that encompass both the public and private sector in the following categories: studies, research, and consulting services; building/technology systems; structural systems; surveying and mapping technology; environmental; waste and storm water; water resources; transportation; energy; industrial and manufacturing processes and facilities; and special projects.

Each year, over 60 member firms submit projects that are judged on a rigorous set of criteria, which includes complexity, innovation and value to society. These projects are judged by a panel of industry experts, which includes military and government officials, ACEC National and International leadership, educators from college and university engineering departments, and leadership from other organizations dedicated to the built environment. Awards are distributed based on the average scores received by these judges and are assigned one of four levels (in ascending order): Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. The top-rated Diamond award that is designed and built entirely within New York State will earn the Empire Award, which will be announced during the Gala.

In addition to celebrating among peers, the Engineering Excellence Awards program helps to publicize the many significant contributions consulting engineers make to the built environment throughout the world. A full list of winning projects is available on the ACEC New York website. Tickets and sponsorships for the April 13 Engineering Excellence Gala are now available; visit to download the sponsorship guide, or contact (518) 452-8611 for more information.

About Goldman Copeland

Goldman Copeland (GoCo) is an award-winning consulting engineering company celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. They are passionate about providing innovative, sustainable and practical services to every project, and take a personal approach to client relationships, bringing large-firm capabilities together with smaller-firm accessibility, and a commitment to quality. Since the inception, the firm has been awarded many recognitions for its innovative projects, and most recently won the ACEC 2018 New York Engineering Excellence Award for a geothermal pre-screening tool. Whether the structure is a commercial office building, historic, healthcare, educational, institutional, museums, or theaters, the firm offers a high caliber of engineering consulting services led by a dedicated senior staff of professional engineers. Learn more at  


ACEC New York is a proactive coalition of 270 firms representing every discipline of engineering related to the built environment—civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, environmental, geotechnical—and affiliated companies. Our shared goals are to further the business interests of our membership, enhance the quality and safety of the environment we live and work in, and help ensure the vitality of our communities. For more information, visit